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Joshua H. Lim

Office: St. Thomas Hall, Room 142
Phone: 805-421-5971
Curriculum Vitae
Publications & Reviews
Conference and Workshop Presentations


Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2009; M.A., historical theology, Westminster Seminary California, 2012; M.A., theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, 2014; Ph.D., theology, University of Notre Dame, 2020; Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College, 2020-.


  • Three Pseudo-Bernardine Works, Edited by Ann Astell and Joseph Wawrykow (Athens, OH: Cistercian Publications, 2018). Contributed as a member of the Catena Scholarium.
  • Review of Zena Hitz, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020), forthcoming in Nova et Vetera.
  • Review of Leo Elders, Thomas Aquinas and His Predecessors: The Philosophers and Church Fathers in His Works (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018), forthcoming in Nova et Vetera.
  • Review of Edward Feser, Five Proofs of the Existence of God: Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz (San Franciscio, CA: Ignatius Press, 2017), published in Nova et Vetera Vol. 17, No. 4 (2019): 1301–1304.
  • Review of Kevin O’Reilly, The Hermeneutics of Knowing and Willing in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2013), published in Nova et Vetera Vol. 16, No. 3 (2018): 1024–1027. 

Conference and Workshop Presentations

  • “An Encyclopedic Pico della Mirandola?: Re-Thinking Saint Thomas’s Teaching on Christ’s Infused Knowledge,” Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology Conference, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, February 6-8, 2020
  • “Saint Thomas on the Necessity of Christ’s Beatific Knowledge,” Faculty Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA, November 7, 2019
  • “The Twofold Relation of the Human Mind: Aquinas’s Argument for the Infused Knowledge of Christ,” Aquinas and the Arabs International Working Group, Pisa, Italy, May 22–26, 2019
  • “The Principle of Perfection in Thirteenth-Century Accounts of the Human Knowledge of Christ,” History of Christianity Area Conference, University of Notre Dame, May 14, 2019
  • “Revisiting Jacques Maritain’s On the Grace and Humanity of Jesus,” presented at the American Maritain Association at Desales University, Center Valley, PA on March 28-30, 2019
  • “What Saint Thomas Really Said: Jean-Pierre Torrell and Thomas Aquinas on Christ’s Human Knowledge,” The Theology of Thomas Aquinas: Sources, Insights, Influences, Theology Conference, University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL, October 3, 2018
  • “On Pseudo-Bernard’s Tractatus de praecipuis mysteriis nostrae religionis,” “Pseudo-Bernard: The Writers, Works, and Readers,” Conference on Cistercian and Monastic Studies at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11-14, 2017
  • “Basil of Caesarea and Thomas Aquinas Contra Eunomium: On Divine Simplicity and the Divine Names,” Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine conference on "The Fathers of the Church Today," University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL, October 19, 2016
  • “‘Prima dispositio materiae’: Dimensive Quantity in Thomas’s Doctrine of Transubstantiation,” Eucharist in the Middle Ages panel, Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October 14-16, 2016